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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Penlac (Overview)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Has anyone had  success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
22 doctors shared insights

Penlac (Overview)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment ?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

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Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3 month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails .Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is an we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read more

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How long does in take for toenail fungus to go away? (I'm using penlac (ciclopirox) 8%) I've been using it inconsistently since late 2013 but it hasn't all gone.

If you read the : Package insert of penlac (ciclopirox) the success rate by the companies own standards is very small. If you are applying it inconsistently, hat percentage dramatically lowers. Nails grown on the rate of like one mm per month, so you won't see nail clearing for approximately three months,l, ...Read more

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Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil cure toenail or foot fungus?

Does penlac (ciclopirox) or tea trea oil  cure toenail or foot fungus?

In some cases: These are common treatments/suggestions for nail fungus. In order for either of these to have a chance of succeeding, you have to be aggressive with keeping the nails thinned as much as possible, removing all loose nail debris and using the topical as instructed. If you are not aggressive, your chances are not good. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to get rid of a toenail fungus? I've tried Penlac (ciclopirox) from Doctor, but it was unsuccessful.

Oral antifungals: If topical therapy is not helping, the next step in my opinion is a course of oral (systemic) antifungal medication. There are different regiments, but you should talk with your PCP about the pros/cons of each one. These medications can be hard on the liver and oftentimes must be taken for several weeks. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Ciclopirox: A topical antifungal. It may cause dry skin, allergic reactions, but no serious systemic side-effects have been noted as a result of topical application. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Ciclopirox (Definition)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more